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News & Updates
While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking. Much...
Water World - WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2014 -- On Wednesday, March 5, the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (îEPAî) announced that Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha), one of the nation's...
It has not been widely covered, but there is yet another interesting (and troubling) implication of one of the revenue raising vehicles embedded in the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA includes an excise...
Research & Insights
February 26, 2014 ACA will raise premiums for 65% of small firmsSource: WSBT
A majority of small businesses that offer health insurance could see premiums rise, according to a new government report. The report from the actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that 65...
February 7, 2014 Americans want more food safety oversightSource: Pork Network
Results of a recent Harris Poll of 2,236 adults show that the majority of the U.S. adults in the survey are concerned about food recalls, and believe there should be more government oversight in regard to food safety. According...
February 6, 2014 FACT CHECK: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off keySource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work hours have touched off an I-told-you-so chorus from Republicans, who’ve...
Commentary & Opinion
February 24, 2014 How Can Asia Protect Its Water Resources? - EditorialSource: Asian Scientist
Asia’s economic growth has been one of the success stories of the 21st century. But the economic rise of countries such as China, India, Vietnam and Indonesia has created serious pressure on their environmental resources,...
February 20, 2014 How a CEO Reacts When Robert Redford Pegs Him a VillainSource: Bloomberg
So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American...
February 14, 2014 Mercury News editorial: No easy answers for solving state's water shortage problemSource: Mercury News
Unless the president has found a way to issue an executive order to make it rain, the residents of Fresno are largely in for disappointment Friday when President Obama comes to town to discuss the drought. There are no easy...
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